Ch., all b. in Hing.,
|i.||JOHN WALTER, Aug. 21, 1869. d. at Bridgewater, 18 Dec. 1887, æt. 18 yrs.|
|ii.||EMMA FOSTER, June 10, 1871. m. Jan. 31, 1888, Edgar M. Sprague, and d. 18 Aug. 1889, æt. 18 yrs. (3:358)|
|iii.||WARREN BRIGGS, July 5, 1874.|
|iv.||EVERETT CUSHING, May 22, 1878.|
|v.||FLORA BELLE, May 27, 1884.|
|vi.||IDA LOUISA, Dec. 16, 1885.|
GEORGE FREDERICK, s. of Gasper Lewis, and a native of Denmark, was b. Feb. 1817, and with his w. Elizabeth Smith, came to reside in Hing. prior to 1848. He d. here 21 July, 1882, æt. 65 yrs. Resided on Hersey St.
|i.||SARAH, b. in Eng. 1843, d. in Hing. 24 Nov. 1859, æt. 16 yrs. 8 mo's.|
|ii.||GEORGE F., b. in Hing. Aug. 7, 1848.|
|iii.||CHARLOTTE C., b. in Hing, Sept. 1, 1850, d. 26 Oct. 1859, æt. 9 yrs.|
|iv.||GASPER ANTONE, b. in Hing. Feb. 7, 1852. m. May 15, 1881, Cordelia E. Young. "Laster." Resides on Hersey St.|
|v.||ELEANOR C., 1855.|
|vi.||FRANCIS O., .|
GEORGE F. (George F. = Elizabeth Smith), b. in Hing. Aug. 7, 1848. m. May 15, 1877, Lucy J., dau. of Alexander G., and Alvina S. Rich. She was b. at Truro, Mass., Feb. 11, 1857. "Shoemaker." Resides on Hersey St.
Ch., b. in Hing.,
|i.||LIZZIE ALVINA, Oct. 11, 1879.|
|ii.||GEORGE ALEXANDER, Oct. 20, 1882.|
NOTE. Elizabeth, m. May 3, 1744, Ezra Pitcher of Scit. Daniel, Jr., of Pem. m. Sarah, dau. of Elisha Bisbee. Thomas, m. Dec. 25, 1760, Ruth Mansfield. Celia A., of Charlestown m. June 13, 1873, Charles Corbett of Hing.
This surname, variously written Linkhorn, Linklon, Lincon, etc., upon early documents, was a common one in Hingham, Norfolk County, England, for more than a century before our ancestors first came to New England; and the same names which occur here appear quite frequently among the baptisms registered upon the records of St. Andrew's Church in old Hingham. There can scarcely be a doubt, therefore, but that the surname Lincoln originated in Norfolk County, England; while it is more than probable, judging from a recent examination of the St. Andrew's Church records, that the place of their abode prior to the seventeenth century, with perhaps one exception, was at old Hingham. Among the earlier settlers of our Hing. were eight persons (males) of mature age bearing this surname, of whom mention is made upon the records of the town. These were, Daniel Lincoln the husbandman, who died unm. 3 Apr. 1644, and his brothers Samuel Lincoln, and Thomas Lincoln the weaver; Daniel Lincoln, kn. as "the young man," and as "Sergeant" and "boatman;" Stephen Lincoln, and his bro. Thomas Lincoln the husbandman; Thomas Lincoln the cooper; and Thomas Lincoln the miller.
Thus there were four Thomases, distinguished from each other by their occupations, as cooper, husbandman, miller, and weaver; two
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